Three Who Survived: Child Survivors of World War II

Three Who Survived: Child Survivors of World War II

by Ann Stalcup


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Ann Stalcup is the author of

On the Home Front, Growing up in Wartime England, selected in 1998 by the Children’s Book Council as a Notable

Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.

This book tells the stories of three child survivors of World War ll. One spent her childhood in England, the other two in Germany. Each of their stories is quite different. Pat was four-and-a-half when the war between Great Britain and Germany began on September 3, 1939, but it wasn’t until she was seven that her family life in England changed drastically. For Hilda and Ursula, both born in Berlin, their worlds turned upside down on January 30, 1933, when Hitler as elected Chancellor of Germany. Hilda would be seven four months later; Ursula had just had her seventh birthday. All three children survived the war for different reasons and in different locations. One escaped Germany days before war was declared, one barely lived through a bombing raid in England, while the third survived a concentration camp. As young children, all three had wonderfully happy childhoods, childhoods that changed suddenly and unexpectedly for each of them when they were


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643612591
Publisher: Westwood Books Publishing LLC
Publication date: 10/19/2018
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Ann Stalcup is an author and elementary school teacher. She grew up in England and moved to the United States in 1963. She is married to a Texan and lives with him in Malibu, California, where, as retirees, she writes and he paints. She is the author of fourteen books. Her first, "On the Home Front: Growing Up in Wartime England," is an autobiographical account of her childhood experiences during World War ll. She loves to travel, and as teachers, she and her husband have spent their long summer vacations visiting over 150 countries. Her numerous published magazine articles (mostly for Cobblestone's Faces Magazine), and many of her books, are inspired by trips she has taken. A recent publication, "Leo Politi, Artist of the Angels," is a biography of a Los Angeles artist and author whom she admired for many years. It is the book of which she is most proud. Her most recent publication is a bilingual picture book.

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